November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/25

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Cortland County adds 17 cases

Cortland County reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,886.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 23 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 16,617 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported, the number who have died from the virus remained 215.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 247 patients Tuesday, 120 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 245 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 135,329 negative test results as of Tuesday. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported seven new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,807. A total of 2,427,165 tests have been administered. Fifty-five Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 16 new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,924. The state reports 218,052 tests have been administered. Ninety-four people have died, the state reports.

138,546 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,901 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.1% of the county’s total population and 60.6% of its people over 18. A total of 48.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 72,487 people have received at least one dose, or 70.5% of the population and 78.1% of people over 18; 66.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,158 residents have received at least one dose, or 53.4% of the total population and 62.5% of people over 18; 49.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.78 million people have received at least one dose, or 66.3% of the state’s population and 78.7% of its people over 18; 59.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 70.7% of its people over 18.

Cayuga County vaccination clinic planned

The County Health Department will be offering the following walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week:

  • 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Port Byron School, 30 Maple Ave., Port Byron.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Cato-Meridian Middle School, 2851 Route 370, Cato.

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at these two clinics. Children 12 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age at this clinic.

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn.

Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available at this clinic. Children 12 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age at this clinic.